|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The United States Bill of Rights:
or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house,
without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war,
but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:
Well, Colonel, though you have not travelled, you
I have, a little; and by it have discovered that
there is a laudable partiality which ignorant, untrav-
elled men entertain for everything that belongs to their
native country. I call it laudable; it injures no one;
adds to their own happiness; and, when extended, be-
comes the noble principle of patriotism. Travelled
gentlemen rise superior, in their own opinion, to this;
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Economist by Xenophon:
the wise and prudent will pay service to the gods on behalf of moist
fruits and dry, on behalf of cattle and horses, sheep and goats;
nay, on behalf of all their possessions, great and small, without
 See "Hell." III. i. 16 foll., of Dercylidas.
 "Every kind of produce, succulent (like the grape and olive) or
dry (like wheat and barley, etc.)"
Your words (Critobulus answered) command my entire sympathy, when you
bid us endeavour to begin each work with heaven's help, seeing that
the gods hold in their hands the issues alike of peace and war. So at